Expert Author: Jasmine Stone
Consider adopting a pet. Studies have shown that individuals who own pets, including cats or dogs, live a happier and healthier life. The reason is because pets provide companionship and unconditional love, which is one of the reasons that they may help to eliminate minor cases of depression and/or stress.
Expert Author: James Smi
Edgar Allan Poe, Honore de Balzac, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Audrey Hepburn, and even Jim Carrey all had something in common. Aside from being renowned artists, they were also afflicted with depression. It has been a great mystery how these men and women, praised for their genius in film, on the canvass, or in using their pen, could be victims of terrible melancholy.
Expert Author: James Smi
Depression has always been a problem everybody has struggled to deal with at one point of their lives or another. Approximately fifteen percent of Americans have experienced it. Ninety percent of people of commit suicide have depression if not other diagnosable mental disorder.
Anti-Depressants, Tranquillizers and Sleeping Tablets should only be used as a last resort, however, they are usually the first line of treatment leading to addiction and more problems than the patient started with. These are natural, healthier alternatives to treatment and although they are not always the "quick fix', most are a more permanent and certainly healthier alternative.
Perhaps the most devastating blow on human health has been caused by changes in modern lifestyles. What is more alarming is that changes in society and attitudes have negatively impacted our children. There are now more instances of childhood and teen depression than ever before.
There is a vast difference between in childhood depression and adult depression. Most of the time, parents do not notice a need for emotional help in children, and it remains untreated. Diagnosing depressed children and teens is also more complicated than diagnosing depression in adults. The physician needs to interview the parents to understand whether the condition can be classified as clinical depression or not. As parents are likely to be biased, diagnosis may require interviewing friends, school mates and teachers as well.
Expert Author: Laura Garrison
Fortunately, research has indicated that exercise may match drug therapy for treating major depression. For those of us who prefer not to take medications and are doing our best to remove as many toxins from our lives as possible, this is very good news.
Expert Author: Jim DeSantis
Let me say at the outset - depresssion is nothing to be ashamed of or to feel guilty about. It afflicts millions of people. For most of us it is a mild form that causes no long term problems but, for millions of other people, it can be a chemical imbalance or a mental disfunction that can have dire consequences. How can you know the difference?
Expert Author: Jamie Hanson
SAD or seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that percolates into people in the winter months. Though the spread is effective from the month of September, it generally assumes worrying proportions between December-February. The reason is simple. Daylight hours are shorter in winter. In absence of regulars dose of sunlight, the hypothalamus begins to suffer (it is the heat and temperature receptor). This causes feeling of gloom and sadness.
Expert Author: Dr. Jennifer Baxt, DMFT, NCC, DCC
Depression can affect anyone at any time. There are many types of depression and this article talks about endogenous depression and how you can get online counseling help. In most cases, a person who appears to suffer from a type of depression will often have a reason for it. In other words, the depression has been brought on or encouraged by an event, or something has happened to that individual, either in their youth or adulthood, that they have not been able to deal with.
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